Tuesday 16 January 2024

Ellur - Satellites

photo Credit: Emie Grimwood

Following a teaser clip shared on social media last year, Ellur has today finally returned with the full version of her painstakingly beautiful new single Satellites. Renown for her pop prowess, her latest effort shows the true dynamic range of her songwriting talents as the Leeds-based artist details the breakdowns of such seemingly perfect relationships. Speaking ahead of her first 2024 release, Ellur explained: “In my life I’ve witnessed the disintegration of relationships that seemed so full of love. ‘Satellites’ is a song about that. When approaching the writing with Dan (Bryer), I told him I wanted to write a song that felt timeless both in lyrics and melody. Inspired by Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ and seeing her perform it with just an acoustic guitar at roughly my age at Isle of Wight in 1970, and then decades later with a full orchestra and have it convey a totally different emotional landscape to the original performance. In a bit of a pretentious way, I wanted the same song for myself and I really love what we created. Tim Malkin (producer) then wrote a string arrangement for the track and I loved how the strings really guided and tied up all the emotional nuance that we’d intentionally left so open-ended in the writing. It’s a really beautiful song that I’m really, really proud of. I loved working with the people who I’ve worked with on it. I hope one day I can perform it with a full orchestra myself. That would be the dream." Take a listen to the emotive piece below.

 Live Dates
1st Feb - New Century Hall, Manchester (w/ Brooke Combe)
2nd Feb - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ Brooke Combe)
3rd Feb - Foundry, Sheffield (w/ Pigeon Detectives)
23rd Mar - Ritual Union, Bristol
30th Mar - Stockton Calling Festival 
18th May - Get Together Festival, Sheffield


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